Tuesday, February 16, 2010

John and I made a peanut!!

Our fist doctor’s appointment went well!! It was kind of ironic that we took our puppy to the vet the same day to get spayed. I kept telling her that she gets to go have her baby maker taken out, and I have to go get mine checked out. Anyways, John had his first experience at the “girl” doctor’s office, and I think he handled it pretty well. He was occupied with a Men’s Health magazine and was reading up on acupressure and how to relieve headaches, neck aches, and nausea…yes, we were trying it out while waiting for the doctor.

When the doctor was going through our family history, one of the questions was if we had twins in the family. Well, most of you all probably know John is a twin, but my Grandma LeBlanc also had twins. I was getting a little nervous that there might be two in there, but we had our first ultrasound and there is definitely only one baby!! The ultrasound didn’t show too much, mostly that it looked like I had a peanut inside of me. The ultrasound could already pick up the heartbeat, but it was too faint to actually hear it. I did have to pee in a cup, which I hate, and was informed that I would have the pleasure of doing it EVERYTIME I have an appointment. If anybody has a suggestion on how to not get it all over your hands, I would love to know the secret. For now, I will continue scrubbing my hands down like I am going into surgery.

Some of you probably know my weakness for needles and blood, but I was quite proud of myself for having THREE vials of blood taken and I didn’t pass out! I was quite impressed with myself. I have never had my blood taken so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the nurse was really good. Only one poke and about 45 seconds later and I was done. There was a list of about 25 things they were checking for, but the only one I remember was HIV, so say a little prayer I don’t have AIDS :)

The family was informed of the big news after we were assured everything looked good at the appointment…so the excitement is starting and I think it is finally setting in that our family of three (which includes our dog) will be growing to four on SEPTEMBER 18, 2010.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

8 weeks

Nothing really new since the last update. However, right after I said I wasn’t really nauseous, it definitely hit me. It has subsided now, but it was not too fun for a good week and a half to two weeks. It has got a lot better, but I should probably keep my mouth shut before I jinx myself, though! Oh, and so much for the “healthy” cravings, bring on the French fries!! Being that my pants are starting to get a little snug, I need to revert back to the fruits and veggies. I have my first Dr.’s appointment on Friday (Feb. 12th), so I will let everybody know how that went and when we can officially expect our little zucchini to get here!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

6 weeks

Well, John and I will officially be adding to our family sometime in September!! We got a new yellow lab puppy, Maggie or Maggie Moo as I like to call her, at the beginning of January and found out a couple weeks later that our family would be growing yet again. We are excited, but it definitely hasn’t set in yet. For the most part, I haven’t felt any different, so it’s kind of hard to believe that there is something growing in my belly. I think John needs some proof to believe this is really happening too! Our first Dr. appointment is on Feb. 12th, so that might help to make this whole thing a little bit more real.

The cravings have definitely started. So far, I have been wanting fruits and veggies. Luckily, the cravings are for healthy foods, because I seem to be hungry all the time! Isn’t this baby only the size of a grain of rice or something, how can it be making me so hungry already?? I few days I have felt a little nauseated, but all-in-all, we're doing well. Hopefully, my good luck continues!!